Team 8

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Team 8
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Team Information
Org LocationNorth America North America
Region
NA
 North America
Sponsor(s)CyberPowerPC
Corsair Gaming
History
Created2013-12-26
Disbanded2015-10-07
Social Media & Links
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Team 8 is a North America based team founded in December of 2013. The team currently resides in their gaming house located in Southern California has been there since the creation of the team.

History

2014 Preseason and Formation

Team 8 was formed on December 26, 2013 by RicheRich, Guess8, chu8, Slooshi, and Dodo8. Soon after its formation, the team placed second in the Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash, losing to Team LoLPro. On January 17, RicheRich left the team.

2014 Season

On February 17, frommaplestreet and CaliforniaTrlolz joined the roster, and chu8 became a sub. It was with this lineup that Team 8 rose to prominence in the North American Challenger scene and eventually made the LCS.

In the first spring series of the NA Challenger Series, Team 8 qualified for the play-in but were defeated in the first round by vVv Gaming Red. In the second spring series, they qualified in the play-in, beating Kings of Tilt to face LMQ in the quarterfinals. They were defeated 2-1, leaving them without enough points to play in the playoffs for a slot in the summer promotion tournament.

Despite their inability to qualify for the 2014 LCS, the team stayed together and played in the Challenger Series once again; however, once again they were defeated in the first round of the play-in for the first summer series, this time to Necrofantasian. Finally, in the second summer series, Team 8 went all the way through the bracket, placing third in a 2-1 victory over LoL Pro for the third-place spot.

Concurrently with their less-than-stellar NACS performance, Team 8 gained attention in the North American Challenger scene for their performances in other Challenger scene events, winning the Black Monster Cup once, the Lone Star Clash 3, and then the Black Monster Cup a second time. Impressively, they finished second in the NACL Season 2, losing 3-1 to LMQ in the finals -- a team that seemed unbeatable in the Challenger scene at the time.

The second Riot-sponsored NACS Summer Series result placed Team 8 fourth in points overall in the NACS Summer Playoffs, and they were finally able to find success in a Riot-sponsored tournament, beating XDG Gaming, Team Coast, and Curse Academy to win the tournament and qualify for a spot at the 2015 LCS Spring Promotion Tournament. In the promotion tournament, Team 8 defeated compLexity 3-2 and qualified for the LCS.

After the promotion tournament, CaliTrlolz announced he would be stepping down from the team because he was unable to delay entrance to pharmaceutical school. However, he was successfully able to petition his school to delay for a year with the support of the community and remain on the team to play in the LCS.[1][2]

2015 Season

In February 2015, an article revealed that co-owner Sam Wang was also the owner of an Elo boosting website.[3] Two days later, he stepped down from his position as co-owner.[4]

In the spring split of the 2015 LCS, Team 8 initially slipped into ninth place after the fifth week. After a more successful end to the season, however, they climbed into a tie for the final playoff spot, but lost the tiebreaker to Team Liquid and settled into seventh with a 9-9 record. In the summer season, Slooshi temporarily left the team after the third week for personal reasons and was replaced by Goldenglue. Team 8 once again finished the regular season tied for seventh; however, this time, they lost to Cloud9 and were sent to the 2016 Spring Promotion Tournament. They chose Team Imagine as their Challenger opponent and beat them 3-1 to stay in the LCS for the spring season. After their victory, the team announced that Goldenglue would be their starting mid laner in the 2016 season.[5]

2016 Preseason

In October 2015, Team 8 was bought out by a new esports organization called Immortals. See the continuation of their history there.[6]

Timeline

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA
Canada PorpoisePops Braeden Schwark 2Jungler Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2014-04-112014-04-?? 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
United States goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 3Mid Laner Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2015-06-172015-06-17 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
United States Nien Zach Malhas 4Bot Laner Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2015-05-222015-05-22 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
South Korea Dodo Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁) 5Support Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2013-12-262013-12-26 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
United States BrandonFtw Brandon Chen 1Sub/Top Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming 2015-03-112015-03-?? 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
Canada CheeseBeluga Linden Schwark 2Sub/Jun
None
2014-11-112014-??-?? 2015-10-072015-10-07
EU
Russia Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 3Sub/Mid Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-01-122015-01-12 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
Canada maplestreet Ainslie Wyllie 4Sub/Bot Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2014-02-172014-02-17 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
United States Slooshi Andrew Pham 3Sub/Mid Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming 2013-12-262013-12-26 2015-10-072015-10-07
NA
South Korea CaliTrlolz Steven Kim 1Top Laner Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2014-02-172014-02-17 2015-09-112015-09-??
NA
United States Guess Phalamony Lee 2Jungler
None
2013-12-262013-12-26 ???
NA
South Korea Chu Park Jae-hyung (박재형) 16Substitute
None
2013-12-262013-12-26 ???
NA
United States RicheRich Brian Nguyen 1Top Laner COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming 2013-12-262013-12-26 2014-01-172014-01-17

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                                       
CaliTrlolz 18 Team 8logo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 0 36 36



PorpoisePops 18 Team 8logo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 0 36 36



Slooshi 18 Team 8logo std.png 6 Team 8logo std.png 10 Phoenix1logo std.png 8 Team Liquidlogo std.png 0 42 42



frommaplestreet 28 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 2 Team 8logo std.png 0 48 48



Dodo8 18 Team 8logo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 0 36 36



Nientonsoh 18 TeamMRNlogo std.png 28 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 28 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 4 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 16 Team 8logo std.png 0 94 94



goldenglue 6 Dignitaslogo std.png 12 Team 8logo std.png 5 Echo Foxlogo std.png 26 Team Liquidlogo std.png 30 Team Liquidlogo std.png 7 Cloud9logo std.png 0 86 86



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2018

Organization

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
China LovePentaKills Eric Ma Owner/Manager Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
United States HISTORY TEACHER Chad Smeltz 70Head Coach Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
United States Matthew Schmieder Head Analyst Team Frostbitelogo std.pngTeam Frostbite
Canada CheesedBeluga Linden Schwark 70Analyst
None
United States Elbion Josh Tuffs Analyst Chiefs Esports Clublogo std.pngChiefs Esports Club
United States HermesTheTurtle David Tu Analyst Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
United States Sam Wang Co-Owner
None
United States Decixx Spencer McKivigan Owner
None

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Team 8 Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2015-09-06I1QNA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2016 Spring Promotion
3 : 1Team Imaginelogo std.pngIMG

 CaliTrlolz,
 Porpoise,
 Goldenglue,
 Nien,
 Dodo8,
 History Teacher
2015-07-26A88NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR

 CaliTrlolz,
 Porpoise,
 Slooshi,
 Goldenglue,
 Maplestreet,
 Nien,
 Dodo8,
 Matthew Schmeider,
 History Teacher
2015-03-29A77NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR

 CaliTrlolz,
 Porpoise,
 Slooshi,
 Maplestreet,
 Dodo8,
 Matthew Schmeider
2014-11-03A44$ 750BMCup Small.png BMC North America 2014 Fall
0 : 2Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZEN
2014-09-29A22$ 3,200Epssmalllogo.png NESL Pro Series Season 10
1 : 2Team Coastlogo std.pngCST
2014-09-11I1QNA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Spring Promotion
3 : 2Complexitylogo std.pngcoL

 CaliTrlolz,
 porpoisepops,
 slooshi,
 maplestreet,
 dodo8
2014-08-24A11$ 16,000CS NA logo.png NACS 2014 Summer Playoffs
3 : 1Curse Academylogo std.pngCrs A

 calitrlolz8,
 porpoisepops,
 slooshi8,
 maplestreet8,
 dodo8
2014-08-02A33$ 3,000CS NA logo.png NACS 2014 Summer Series 2
2 : 1Team LoLPrologo std.pngLoLPro

 CaliTrlolz8,
 PorpoisePops,
 Slooshi8,
 maplestreet8,
 Dodo8
2014-07-11A11$ 1,000ROCCAT logo small.png ROCCAT King of the Hill 2013-2014 - Week 12
2 : 0Team LoLPrologo std.pngLoLPro
2014-06-11A11$ 7,500BMCup Small.png BMC North America 2014 Summer
2 : 1Frank Fang Gaminglogo std.pngFFG

 CaliforniaTrlolz,
 PorpoiseDeluxe,
 Slooshi,
 maplestreet,
 Dodo8
Total Prize: USD 31,450

Highlight Videos

Interviews

Articles

  • 2015

Other Content

  • 2015

See Also

External Links

References